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Inspiring careers event series

Food Matters Live is pleased to launch a series of live events which will focus on inspiring careers in the food and drinks industry and providing a platform for Industry Employers to engage top talent from universities across the UK.

careers and courses
carers and courses

About the event

Each event will see a bespoke audience from 20+ universities across the relevant region, managed through a careful invitation process in partnership with university and course lecturers. The programme will feature talks from recruiters along with job application guidance, interview techniques and workplace essentials. Alongside talks, students will be able to be a part of live Career Conversation podcast series recordings, featuring inspiring interviews with industry figures. 

Industry Partners are offered the unique opportunity to join the programme of industry talks – to showcase their graduate schemes and meet potential candidates throughout the day. 

Upcoming dates

London: 1 – 2 November 2022 | 8 – 9 February 2023 | 1 – 2 October 2023

Birmingham: 7 November 2022 | 21 – 22 February 2023 | 18 – 19 October 2023

Glasgow: 14 – 15 February 2023 | 24 – 25 October 2023

Bristol: 23 – 24 February 2023 | 31 October – 1 November 2023

Manchester: 16 – 17 February 2023 | 26 – 27 October 2023

Some brilliant universities attending

Courses represented

Food Science and Technology

Nutrition & Dietetics

Food Engineering

Food Systems and Management

Sport and Health Sciences

Technology and Innovation Management

Future Food Sustainability

Food Policy

Baking Science

Horticulture & Food

Life and Health Sciences

Ways to get involved

Event partner speaker

As event partners, employers can harness the opportunity to present Early Careers programmes to the curated audience of undergraduates seeking employment following their studies. Partners will be given a morning and afternoon presentation slot as part of the ‘Meet the Recruiter’ programme, alongside the opportunity to network with students and potential candidates throughout the event. Partner company branding will be featured within event marketing. 

Group of people talking networking at a live event


Showcase early careers opportunities

with 2x 30 minute presentation slots in the ‘Meet the Recruiter’ programme

Meet potential candidates

with the opportunity to network with students throughout the event

Benefit from our digital event platform

with functionality for event attendees to access employer contact details

Annual promotion of employment opportunities

with a complimentary Featured Employer page on for 12 months with CTA

Raise the profile of your business

through company branding featuring on event marketing

Live podcast partner

As a podcast partner, join a programme of innovative thought-leaders to present company values and career opportunities to the live audience, while also harnessing the digital reach of the Food Matters Live podcast channel. The episode will be recorded from our event theatre with live Q&A, edited and distributed to our wider community. There will be an opportunity to network with the student audience throughout the event, and your company will benefit from visibility within event marketing. 


Engage live audience and digital community

A podcast distributed to the growing listener base of the Food Matters Live podcast

Inspire the next generation

30-40 minute recording with Elisa Roche as part of the Inspiring Stories programme recorded live on location

A professionally produced podcast episode

Use within your own marketing campaigns – our expert in-house production team will handle everything from script writing, editing and distribution

Other benefits

Networking with students at the event, branding across the event and marketing and 12-month exposure through a complimentary Featured Employer page

Past speakers

Ben Greensmith


UK MD – Lord Chocolonely iii

Tony’s Chocolonely
Ben Greensmith

Gráinne Allen


Director of Food & Innovation

McDonald’s UK & Ireland
Gráinne Allen

Andrew Griffiths


Head of Value Chain Sustainability

Andrew Griffiths

Amaeze Madukah


Nutritionist, Life’s Recipe; Co-founder

The Diverse Nutrition Association
Amaeze Madukah

Pierre Paslier


Co-founder and Co-CEO

Pierre Paslier

Carolyn Adams


Global R&D Director

Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Carolyn Adams

Frankie Siew


Innovation Packaging Manager

little freddie
Frankie Siew

Get involved